Wholesale price increases for brand-name prescription drugs on the rise
The New York Times reports that drug makers have raised wholesale prices of brand-name prescription drugs at the fastest rate in years. The following chart was published in the November 15, 2009 edition of The New York Times:
|USE||DRUG MAKER||’09 DAILY COST||12-MONTH INCREASE*|
|Boniva (150 mg)||osteoporosis||Roche||$2.96||+18.6%|
|Plavix (75mg)||anticoagulant||Bristol-Myers Squibb||$4.80||+8.2%|
*Change over 12 months ending September 30, 2009
Data Sources: Wolters Kluwer; Stephen Schondelmeyer.
Publication: The New York Times. “Drug Makers Raise Prices in Face of Health Care Reform.” November 15, 2009.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/16/business/16drugprices.html
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